Ideal trade partners if the Dolphins decide to move DeVante Parker before the deadline

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DeVante Parker trade rumors 2021 have emerged recently, as the Miami Dolphins have been far from the contending team some analysts expected them to be early in the season.

The talented wide receiver was the team’s biggest offensive threat over the past couple of years. Nonetheless, he just doesn’t seem to be on the same page with Tua Tagovailoa and his production has taken a big dip since the Alabama product took charge of the offense.

Still, Parker is one of the best available receivers right now, and with the Dolphins potentially entering panic mode as we approach the trade deadline, he might be up for grabs. That, assuming they don’t get hot over the next couple of weeks and strings some wins together.

DeVante Parker trade rumors 2021

DeVante Parker could be an elite wide receiver in the right scenario. He’s a great route-runner, he’s strong, fast, athletic, and has great hops. He’s also under contract until 2024, so the only concern with him would be his durability.

Parker has been struggling with injuries this season, leaving the Dolphins’ offense even more shorthanded. Even so, he’s talented enough to grant them a nice return in a potential trade. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the teams that could make a run at him:

Ravens

It’s not a secret that the Baltimore Ravens desperately crave help at wide receiver. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown looks much improved from his rookie season and is a legit breakout candidate. But other than him, they don’t have a legit downfield threat, and God knows you can’t trust Sammy Watkins.

The Miami Dolphins were reportedly looking to get at least a 3rd-round pick in any Parker trade.

The Ravens’ run-heavy offense has been efficient and explosive this season but they can be one-dimensional at times. Lamar Jackson needs another weapon besides Brown and Mark Andrews.


Chiefs

This one’s a bit of a long shot, as the Chiefs aren’t likely to be willing to part ways with draft picks unless it grants them more help in their defense. But they already took a flier on Josh Gordon, so you know that they’re looking everywhere for another deep-ball threat.

Tyreek Hill is one of the best receivers in the world but there’s a massive drop-off in talent after him and Travis Kelce for the Chiefs.

Parker is one of the best available receivers in the market right now and Andy Reid would be crazy not to at least think about it.

Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins have a pretty good relationship when it comes to making trades.

They could put that in a full display again by giving Ben Roethlisberger another weapon now that JuJu Smith-Schuster will be out for the season.

Even if Big Ben retires (which he should) after this season, they’d still have Parker on a reasonable contract through 2024. The Steelers’ offense has been pedestrian at best and they haven’t had a true number 1 receiver since Antonio Brown left. Adding Parker opposite Diontae Johnson and with Chase Claypool also in the mix, they could finally show some signs of life.

Broncos

The Denver Broncos offense has been dormant for most of the year. Teddy Bridgewater looked reborn during the first three weeks of the season but went back to reality in the next couple of weeks. Besides Jerry Jeudy, they don’t have a legit playmaker in their receiving corps.

The Broncos could look to part ways with Kyle Fuller at some point in the season and the Dolphins would be pleased to add a former All-Pro to their secondary.

A Parker trade could be in both teams’ best interest if the Broncos include draft capital as well.

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